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Month: May, 2014

This DARPA invention gives soldiers Terminator vision

This DARPA invention gives soldiers Terminator vision

DARPA has finally demonstrated one of its most promising inventions: An augmented-reality HUD system that will give soldiers the same advantage of a jet fighter pilot. It displays battlefield data over the soldier’s environment, identifying friendly and enemy forces on land and air in real time.

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Apple recognizes the talent at Nokia, hires resident camera expert Ari Partinen

Nokia is out of the smartphone race as a company, though Microsoft is picking up the baton with its newly acquired mobile hardware division. That said, competitor companies acknowledge the talent at Nokia, notably Apple who has snipped camera expert Ari Partinen. According to Partinen’s Twitter feed, today marks his last day working on the Lumia family of devices.

The senior engineer states that a new chapter in Cupertino will be well under way soon, and even confirms to a Twitter reply that the company he will be migrating to is indeed Apple. With Partinen heading to Apple, this could be a sign that Tim Cook and co. are looking to really bump up the quality of experience when it comes to photography on the range of iPhones.

While Windows Phone continues to take its time to catch up to the big players in the market, the family of Lumia devices are renown for optics.

Via: Engadget

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Who Painted This 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color?

Who Painted This 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color?

More than two centuries before Pantone divided the visible spectrum into six-digit color codes, a mysterious Dutch artist crafted this extraordinary guide to painting in watercolor. Hundreds of subtly varying colors were mixed by hand for this one-of-a-kind, encyclopedic volume.

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EE’s homegrown Kestrel smartphone now available for £99

EE announced at the end of March it would be taking its first stab at own-brand hardware with the Kestrel, a 4G handset for thrifty speed merchants. Well, the Android smartphone is now available to buy online or over the phone for £99 on…

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